D u gt irritatd wn sum1 writes lik dis ?
10 May 09
Absolutely, short forms might not be a problem but sentences like those are surely a pain in the neck. I hate it when people like that but, can't complain cause most of my friends are the ones who write such things... Thank you for your response...
8 May 09
Hi there. Well, I don't really mind that sort of writing when it comes to text/sms and chat messages. It's quite understandable, considering how much (relative) effort one puts into typing out a text/sms. However, when one has a full keyboard at his/her disposal (e.g. when typing out e-mails or reports), I guess I'd feel pretty much annoyed reading that sort of writing. I'm quite particular with grammar and such when it comes to e-mails and forum posts and blog posts, after all.
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9 May 09
I use 'brb' sometimes because I am having to quickly get up and do something and can't be bothered to write the words out. I do get annoyed when people try to shorten some words when it doesn't really need to be. I can understand on text messages (I write mine out, but sometimes I do get frustrated and lazy and I want to shorten some of it), but I do not understand why people choose to write that way online rather than write their words out or spell a word the right way if they know how it should be spelled. can u com 2 tha dog prk 2nite? That took me longer to write than if I would have written it as it should be. I also want to note that I get mad when I see "tha" instead of "the." It's not shortening a word, it's just changing a letter, yet there are people who do it. I'd like to assume that if someone is sitting on their computer with enough time to reply to a discussion like I am now, then they should have enough time to write out their words.
8 May 09
I understand people using abbreviations and acronyms for text messaging, given the character limitations, cost and physical constraints. But, I've worked in online communities for the past 10 years, many of them for kids and teens, and when that kind of "net speak" is used in forums, yes, it drives me 'round the bend LOL It makes it so much more time consuming to deal with the young people sometimes when they insist on typing their content that way... especially when they make mistakes, even typing that way. They get so consumed by being cool and fancy that they get off track on what they wanted to say in the first place! LOL